Interior Designer Sues Airbnb Over Replicated Apartment Design

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Wednesday, 25 November, 2015

French interior designer Zoé d e Las Cases and her partner Benjamin Dewé have filed a lawsuit against Airbnb, claiming that the lodging website replicated their apartment décor in its headquarters office without giving them any credit.

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Topics: brands, Brand protection

Isis Pharmaceuticals Considers Name Change in Light of Current Events

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Monday, 23 November, 2015

Isis Pharmaceuticals finds itself in an unenviable position. Anyone following current events knows that the name Isis (shorthand for the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”) is the most commonly used acronym used to identify the jihadist group that aims to restore an Islamic state, or caliphate. The terrorist group most recently claimed responsibility for downing Russia's Metrojet Flight 9268, conducting suicide bombings in Beirut, and staging multiple attacks in Paris on November 13.

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Topics: trademarks, brands

AstraZeneca Trademark Wins Injunction in U.S. Against Generic Nexium

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 20 November, 2015

Dr. Reddy’s, a generic drug maker that happens to have a purple-themed website, found itself the recipient of a temporary restraining order to stop U.S. sales of its purple-colored esomeprazole (generic heartburn) medication.

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Topics: trademarks

Powerful Logo Becomes A Symbol for Peace Following Paris Terror Attacks

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Wednesday, 18 November, 2015

Following the wake of horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, an image appeared on social media that spread quickly as a way for people around the world to show solidarity in their support of Paris and the French people.

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Another Color Trademark: Orange Is the New . . .

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Monday, 16 November, 2015

Many brands seem to “own” colors (think UPS brown and Tiffany & Co. blue), but brand recognition from the use of a particular hue doesn’t necessarily mean that the brand enjoys trademark protection for the color. It’s only since 1995 when the US Supreme Court ruled in Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co. Inc. that color can meet the legal requirement for trademark registration and since then, many brands have received trademark protection for the color of their products.

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